October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although the month is half over, there are still many deals offered by hotels and restaurants around the US to help raise awareness of this killer disease. This post is the first of several with lots of choice offerings as you "Think Pink" this month.
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos: As a part of Hard Rock’s Pinktober campaign, travelers are invited to “Get Into Bed For A Cure.” Guestrooms at select Hard Rock Hotels have been decked out in pink, and 25% of the room rates will be going to support breast cancer research and awareness. In the mood for a pink-themed pool party? Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL will be showing off its pink side with pink pool towels, lounge cushions, interior and exterior lighting, and more.
Peninsula Hotels: Join The Peninsula Hotels as they “think pink” to introduce their “Enriching Your Life” initiative. The North American and Asian properties will donate a percentage of proceeds from their “Pink Ribbon” promotions to breast cancer-related charities. Highlights include:
The Peninsula New York: The luxury hotel's lobby will feature pink lighting and pink florals and front desk agents wearing a pink tie or scarf. For every Afternoon Chari-tea served in the Gotham Lounge, $5 will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. A special pink tea, Might Leaf’s Organic Berry Wellness, will also be featured. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA will provide a complimentary Pink Hair and Scalp Mud Treatment and donate $5 with the purchase of 60-minute massages. On October 23, join others in the Gramercy room for the Think Pink Flower Workshop and Afternoon Tea with Flowers of the World from 2pm-4:30pm. A $15 donation will be made from the purchase of each ticket to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
700 Fifth Avenue at 55th St, New York, NY 10019; 212-956-2888
The Peninsula Beverly Hills: Los Angeles' Peninsula Hotel serves up “Peninsula Pink Tea” during daily Afternoon Tea in the Living Room. Priced at $55, the formal tea service includes a five-course menu, a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose Champagne, a Peninsula cake packaged to take home, and a $50 Tory Burch gift card. A portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310-551-2888;
Palmer House Hilton: Chicago’s classic 140-year-old beauty shines in pink lights at its Monroe street entrance. Support the Lynn Sage Foundation at Lockwood Restaurant or Potter’s Lounge when enjoying a Bubble Gum Martini with Three Olives Bubble Vodka, Triple Sec, Ginger Ale, and Grenadine. Fifty percent of the proceeds from each cocktail sold will support the foundation. Additionally, diners can donate $1 per check as part of the Foundation’s “In Good Taste” dining initiative at Lockwood.
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603; 312-726-7500
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa: In Atlantic City, Borgata invites you to enjoy four signature pink cocktails from its DRINK PINK menu at any of their six fine dining restaurants (Old Homestead, Izakaya, Bobby Flay Steak, SEABLUE, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, and Fornelletto), Gypsy Bar, B-Bar, and The Sunroom at The Water Club. The pink cocktails are priced at $10 each and include the Pink Margarita, Pink Lemonade Martini, Pink Melon, and a Fleming-Jenkins Victories Rosé wine by breast cancer survivor Peggy Fleming. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the charity Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC).
One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401; 1.866.MY BORGATA
Fontainebleau Miami Beach: The “Bleau Goes Pink” promotion invites diners to any of Fontainebleau’s signature restaurants (Gotham Steak, Hakkasan, and Scarpetta) for a special $39 three-course prix-fixe menu. $1.50 from each cover will be donated to the Fort Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure. The Miami Beach hotel is also offering a 25% discount on Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau, on the signature 50-minute Swedish and Aromatic Blend massages during October to reinforce and reward well-being and healthy lifestyles.
4401 Collins Avenue , Miami Beach, FL 33140; Restaurant reservations: 877-326-7412; Spa reservations-866-750-4772